Smooth Jazz Redux II

August 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

As with the post just prior to this one, here is a new arrangement and recording of a tune that I wrote back in the late 70’s. That was the time of George Benson’s Breezin’, InFlight and Weekend in LA, as well as Lee Ritenour’s Captain Fingers. The genre “Smooth Jazz” had not been identified yet — it was all lumped together as “fusion”, although that which came to later exemplify smooth jazz was sometimes derisively dubbed “Fusak”.

This tune is called “Mainstream”. The arrangement is in line with my recent work, featuring a guitar, keys, bass and drums quartet. I played the guitar (Orchid archtop through POD Pro) and bass (Yamaha 5-string through Bass POD XT) parts and programmed the key and drum backing tracks.

Here are the links to listen:

Stream

MP3

Entry filed under: bass guitar, Guitar, Jazz, jazz fusion, Music, Oldies, Smooth Jazz, Vintage Instrumentals.

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